Fruits, Vegetables & Niche Plant Products

What have scientists determined in their research about the quality, nutritional characteristics and production practices used in organic agriculture? Below are summaries of peer-reviewed studies by international scientists and researchers considering the organic production of fruits, vegetables and other niche plantn products such as coffee, spices, herbs and wine. Each link provides a summary of the study's background, methodology, findings and conclusions, and lists the full reference for further reading.

Some of the studies listed on this page have been subcategorized under Consumer Perspectives and Environmental Impacts, and some repetition may occur as a result. However, the subcategorization serves to highlight studies that take human health and ecological systems into account.

  • Consumer Perspectives & Human Health considers consumer demand (for nutritious, flavorful, and healthy food) and impact on health (from bioaccumulated nutrients or toxins).
  • Environmental Impacts & Perspectives considers how soil, water, nutrient-cycling or other ecological systems impact food production quality.

Many of the studies on this page also are Organic/Conventional Comparisons. Although they are not sublisted here, they may be found through the sidebar menu.

Note: Descriptions about the scientific findings and conclusions are those of the original author, and not this project. Typographic errors may be attributed to the original sources. Please contact this website to report broken or outdated source links.